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“Mixed feelings”

Trattoria Della Fonte
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Friendly and informal atmosphere, with a wide choice of typical Tuscan dishes.
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Fonte de Medici is a great agriturismo (see review), but we had some good and bad moments in their restaurants, where we ate four dinners and one lunch. During first two of our dinners and lunch, the food was very good four star level, but then the trouble started. The chef didn't seem to know how to cook a stake in a restaurant where they have "meat dishes" and "dishes without meat" in the menu for secondi.

On first of these nights my fillet was first grey and fully cooked (it was actually ment for someone else apparently), but the second edition was raw and cold. I needed to take the new stake back again to the kitchen to get the medium I ordered in the first place, but this didn't help very much, it was still pretty cold and raw, a cold "bleu".

On our last night we decided to share a Fiorentino. Same thing again: the first stake was fully cooked and totally inedible. I actually said I am against getting a replacement, because I thought it would come out totally raw and cold again and I didn't need the hassle, and we needed to get the kids to bed. Unfortunately this is exactly what happened, and we never got our Fiorentino, since we ran out of time and faith.

I hope we were just unlucky, because otherwise the food and the service were really good, and the waiters were very and apologetic for the whole incident. They also gave us very satisfying compensation for the dinner. It is still peek season why it's a bit weird to think they would have someone training in the kitchen. The views from this restaurant are just magnificent and the setting is very nice. We also had very good breakfast each morning in the restaurant.

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

It was my cousin suggestion to dine in this restaurant in the heart of the Chianti area and more precise the Antinori wine production zone..

Unfortunately it was night when we got there and therefore we could not savour the beauty of the scenary which I know is spectacular coming originally from the area.

The restaurant is elegant and yet very simple, you get the feeling of the country side.

We had a very warm welcome and taken to uor table which had been reserved.

Before we even start to order the waiter brought baskets of differnt type of breads and focaccia, delicious, but be careful otherwise you will not be able to eat the rest of the meal.

They mainly specialize in meat products but there are other dishes as well.

We started with a selction of appetizers and pasta dishes so that we could all sample something different.

For the main course the preference was steak which are their speciality, I tested some, and the meat melted in your mouth and full of flavour.
I choose baccala since I am not a meat eater and this too was very good, but if you go there you must make the point of eating meat.

My partner who is a strict vegetarian was served with a beautiful plate of home made ravioli, absolutly delicious.
We opted for some house wine since the majority of us are not drinkers, (what a pity) and this was wonderful.

The service was very attentive and never intrusive.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will make a point of going back on my next visit to Florence

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